techBig Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) received a grant of $37,950 from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to upgrade the organization’s outdated technology. Professional case management is critical to creating safe and long-lasting mentoring relationships. This technology upgrade strongly enhances the ability for BBBSEC’s professional case management to support and accurately document these relationships.

“We were so very pleased to have the support of the foundation for a request that is very unique for an agency like ours,” shared Thomas Guagliardo, CEO of BBBSEC. “Our organization provides relationship support to hundreds of mentoring matches. To properly track these relationships and record outcomes, it’s very important we have a technology system that is up to date and efficient. Unfortunately, these are not the types of requests that are typically funded. It’s exciting to have a donor, like the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, that understands its importance.”

The grant funds were used to purchase new laptops and software for the agency staff, technology specialists to set-up the system and to provide continued support.  A BIG thank you to the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation for their generous support!

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